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Faculty Senate | University of Michigan-Dearborn Archives

Name: Faculty Senate

Historical Note:

Faculty Governance

The campus-wide faculty governance structure established in 1993 consists of three bodies*:

The Faculty Congress* is composed of the governing faculty and deans of the schools and colleges, the senior officers of the campus, and the professional librarians and curators. It is authorized to consider any subject pertaining to the interests of the campus and to make recommendations to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents.  The Faculty Congress normally meets once or twice a year.

Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs* is a subgroup of the Ann Arbor Senate Assembly, much like the Faculty Senate Council is a subgroup of the Faculty Senate. Dearborn faculty are eligible to run for SACUA seats, but there is no designated seat for our faculty.

The UM-Dearborn Faculty Senate is composed of 19 elected faculty representatives plus seven ex-officio members (the Chancellor, the Provost, the Student Government president, and the campus’s four representatives to the University-wide Senate Assembly. The Senate serves as the legislative arm of the Faculty Congress, and it is authorized to make recommendations to the Chancellor, Provost, and Board of Regents. Actions of the Senate have the effect of an action of the Faculty Congress unless they are revoked by Congress. The Senate normally meets once a month from September through June.


Business and Facilities Advisory Committee; Committee for the Economic Status of the Faculty; Diversity Enhancement Committee ;Enrollment Advisory Council; Information Technology Advisory Committee Library and Media Services Advisory Committee; Research Support Committee; Scholarship Committee; Student Affairs Advisory Committee; Student Media Committee; Undergraduate Curriculum and Degree Committee.

SENATE TASK FORCES Mentoring Task Force; Grievance Procedures Revisions Task Force


Academic Affairs Proceedings Advisor; Agenda for Women liaison; Faculty Greeters at Commencements; Faculty Ombuds; Graduate Board; Grievance Committee

"The Faculty Senate shall at the beginning of each academic year choose from among itsmembers a three-person grievance committee whose sole purpose shall be to hear and actupon grievances appeals."

Student Code Appeals Board; University Budget Committee Faculty Reps; Joint Benefits Committee; Faculty Representatives elected by the Faculty Senate; Nominated by the Chancellor and elected by the Faculty Senate; Staff Representatives elected by the Staff Senate

The Faculty Senate Council is composed of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate, four elected Senate members, and the Chancellor and Provost. (The Council membership must include at least one Senate member from each academic unit.) The Council acts as an agent of the Senate and advises the Chancellor and Provost on an interim basis until matters requiring Senate action can be placed before the Senate or Faculty Congress. The Council also serves as a liaison between the Senate and the Chancellor and Provost. The Council meets twice a month from September through June.

The Faculty Senate Office is located in Room 1290 of the School of Management Building. You may contact the Senate Office via e-mail (dlskoll@umd.umich.edu), phone (593-5378), or fax (593-4723).  You may also email the entire Senate Membership at Faculty_Senate@umd.umich.edu. (from Faculty Senate web site 09-04)

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